Small Gods, Three Times A Week

Artist Lee Moyer (The Doom That Came to Atlantic City, Starstruck) and author Seanan McGuire (Middlegame, Every Heart a Doorway) have joined forces to bring you icons and stories of the small deities who manage our modern world in their new series Small Gods to Enlighten the Homebound.

Gods yearn to be believed in, that they might become powerful and influential. Belief is everything to them, and without it, they may stay small forever. From the God of Social Distancing to the God of Finding a Parking Space, some Gods find their own niches and fill the Belief Economy for many years undisturbed – Others want it all.

The series will continue each week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and can be accessed from these internet platforms —

Small Gods debuted May 1 with Medusa.

“The [early] Roman gods were kind of crap, you know – Geoff, the god of biscuits, and Simon, the god of hairdos….” — Eddie Izzard “Dress to Kill” 

“All the sweetness of religion is conveyed to the world by the hands of storytellers and image-makers. Without their fictions the truths of religion would for the multitude be neither intelligible nor even apprehensible.” — George Bernard Shaw

[Thanks to Venetia Chambers for the story.]

4 thoughts on “Small Gods, Three Times A Week

  1. I have a small statue of Computa, an Office Goddess who prevents Terminal Illness, above my desk; and a photo of Suzanne Tompkins in costume as the Spirit of Fandom (from “The Enchanted Duplicator”), who is a kind of Goddess (both Suzle and the Spirit). There’s also a Goddess of Parking Spaces, but I don’t recall her name. I hope some of these are represented.

  2. Jerry Kaufman: Elst Weinstein, founder of Herbangelism, has for many years claimed that when he calls on Herbie to find him a parking space it always works. Herbie is definitely not a small god, of course.

  3. I make (not entirely voluntary) kitchen offerings to Anoia, the Discworld goddess of ‘How can the drawer close on the damned thing but not open with it? Who bought this? Do we ever use it?’ every single day, it seems.

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